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work2do 12-06-2009 09:14 AM

Installing window blinds
We have newer Anderson windows (series 400 and 200) in our house. My wife wants me to install wood blinds in those windows, but according to what I've been told, you can not install those blinds on the inside of the window without voiding the warranty. I understand why that would be the case where the windows and the interior wall are almost flush but I have at least 2 inches between the window and where the wood trim from the wall meet. There is a picture below of corner of the window. Can't I just install the brackets on the wood strip between the window and the trim meet (where the painters tape is)? This would seem to be the best place.

vsheetz 12-06-2009 09:33 AM

The picture is not appearing.

work2do 12-06-2009 03:43 PM

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Sorry, I can see it on my screen. Let me try attaching it.

pyper 12-07-2009 10:17 AM

Is the bit with the blue tape part of the window?

work2do 12-07-2009 12:04 PM

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I'm not sure how to answer that. Maybe this is a better picture. The window itself is wood and is in a white, vinyl track. Next to the track is a wooden molding and then there is a strip of about 2 inches between the window track molding. That is where the tape is. Beyond that it's just the wood trim that is installed on the wall around the window. I can't see where there would be anything functional in the area behind the strip that would impact the warranty. It seems like it's just filler to accommodate for the width (2x6 construction) of the exterior walls.

pyper 12-07-2009 01:53 PM

That part with the blue tape on it is called a jamb extension.

I'd be really surprised if your warranty said anything at all about not screwing blinds to the jamb extension.

Probably what people had meant to tell you is to not attach the blinds to the window itself -- that probably woud void the warranty, because it would be easy to put a screw into the glass, or break the seal on the double-pane, or whatever.

But the jamb extension isn't part of the window, as you said, it's just a filler strip to hide the framing.

work2do 12-07-2009 03:36 PM

That's what I was hoping to hear. It didn't make a lot sense to me either.

Thanks for you help!

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